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Yvette asks:
I am trying to grow my hair long – I am tired of having short hair and need tips on how to grow it!

Hayley Gibson-ForbesAnswered By:
Hayley Gibson-Forbes
It can be very frustrating when you are trying to grow out shorter hair. My first piece of advice would be to have your hair styled in to a shorter style that you are happy with immediately. ...More >

Your hairdresser will be able to determine your face shape, your hair type and texture and can advise a style that suits you, while you go through the awkward phase of growing your hair. A common mistake that people make when trying to grow hair longer is to avoid having their hair trimmed, which can lead to split ends and breakage. This has the reverse of the desired effect, making hair shorter.

However, just as often people take this advice to keep up with regular trims too literally. Unless hair is in very poor condition, there is no need to trim hair every 6-8 weeks while you are trying to grow some length. Stick to a trim every 4 months instead, and, in between trims, use deep conditioning products on a weekly basis, and avoid over-use of heated styling products.

Try swapping a cotton pillow for a silk or satin one, to avoid overnight hair breakage, and be gentle when brushing delicate wet hair. Usually our hair growth is determined by our genes, however our diet and lifestyle can also have an effect on our hair growth rate. Stress, alcohol and excess sugar can all contribute to poor scalp and hair health. Foods thought to improve hair growth include salmon and organic eggs, which are both full of hair health-boosting protein and omega 3, oysters, which are rich in zinc, (a zinc deficiency has been linked to hair loss), avocado, sweet potato and almonds. There are supplements available at health food shops and online, which can supplement your diet with additional vitamins and minerals, if you feel you need some extra nutritional support.

Finally, if you are really struggling to grow your hair and are tired of wearing it in shorter styles, you could always consider hair extensions. While there are plenty of cheaper brands on the market, it’s worth saving and investing in a good quality extension brand, such as the Easilocks human hair extensions, that we offer at S J Forbes. Good quality hair extensions that have been applied well give the extra length and thickness that cannot be achieved with products alone.





Airrine asks:
I want a hair cut but I can not decide on a style. What kind of style would you suggest for someone who does not like to style their hair?

My hair also falls out. Do you have a way to treat hair loss?

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
I would always suggest either creating a collage on your iphone or buy cutting pics from magazines of all the styles you like, then narrow it down to the ones that are all similar. Pop along to a local salon and ask if there is a training night and that way you can have a stylist that needs the practice give you a full consultation, advice and tips on which style will work and the minimum effort you have to do for creating the look. As far as the hair loss its normal to loose 100 hairs per day, if you think its more than that your losing think about your diet and make sure you are taking a supplement there are some great ones on the market especially for hair and nails. Good luck.







Liz asks:
I have dark blonde hair and suffer from Alopecia Areata (a stress induced disease that causes hair loss). I would love to dye my hair light purple but don’t think that bleaching my hair would help with the Alopecia. Is there a gentler way that I can lighten my hair so I can achieve the purple without aggravating the Alopecia? What hair dye do you suggest I use?

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
First of all I would consult your GP and get some medical advice. Also make sure that you do a skin test at least 48 hours prior to having a treatment that uses chemicals. I wouldn’t recommend using bleach as this can make any hair weaker. A great alternative would be to pre-lighten the ends of your hair using the ombre technique, and then tone with a light purple conditioning toner. This would be a better option, as no chemicals will be near your scalp. I would use the L’Oréal Platinum ammonia free bleach, as ammonia free products are much kinder to the skin.

(Quotes attributed to Sally Plain, Director and Franchisee Westrow Wetherby on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)





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